Utilising SEO to get your business seen online

Search engine optimisation, or SEO, is a key marketing tool that has become a crucial part of digital marketing. As part of your marketing mix, it is one of the most effective ways to attract prospective customers and help boost conversions from your website.

Eleisha Cartlidge Tienda DigitalBy Eleisha Cartlidge, marketing executive, Tienda Digital

With changing customer behaviours, search engines have become the go-to place for information prior to purchase. During their information search in the consumer decision making process Google and other search engines play a vital role.

They serve millions of users per day, providing information to people who are looking for solutions to their problems. The organic webpage results generated for these queries are ranked based on how relevant they are for the consumers search.

Although this marketing tool usually doesn’t provide instant results, when implemented in a long-term strategy using a combination of great content, optimizing your web pages and building relevant links back to your website, SEO will create value for your business.

Integrating SEO into your strategy should be high on your priority list, as its benefits are extensive. You are more easily found by prospects, therefore there is a higher chance of conversion using this inbound marketing method. You appear more trustworthy, as the higher your website ranks the greater the credibility that brings to your business.

SEO also encourages website improvements, refining the experience for the end-user. Finally, your competition is most likely already using SEO as part of their strategy. Can you afford to not be doing the same? Whatever business, whatever industry, SEO is invaluable.